As an adult, I’m aiming to explore more of the world, starting with Europe and then venturing further afield (like South Korea, and probably Japan, with a friend next year) As a child, though, every holiday was spent either in the UK, somewhere like Skegness, or on holidays in Spain. When I was asked to write a post for James Villa Holidays, about Spain, that fit right in with wanting to cover more travel on Inside Laura’s Head. So, here’s my favourite places to holiday in Spain.
Barcelona is on my must visit list as an adult. I was about 10 when I went as a child and so I did notice how beautiful the city was, but I didn’t really appreciate how much there was to see or take in much of the culture. I want to wander down Las Rambla, explore the Gothic Quarter and see Ghandi’s Sagrada Famila and Park Guell. From what I remember, Barcelona will produce some beautiful photos.
I holidayed here a few times as a child, and twice as an adult-once with a friend and a second time with a partner. I was there when Spain won the World Cup, and we watched the match in a bar surrounded by other British tourists-and then headed outside to take in the atmosphere as the locals celebrated. An absolutely brilliant memory, I just wish I’d been a photographer then as the celebration photos would have been great.
Salou is close to the theme park Portaventura, which as a child was fab. As an adult I’m sure it’s even better, as being able to go on all the rides is a great improvement, and with the recently opened Ferrari Land (which Rachel and Hayley attended the opening of) I really want to go and explore again. Salou is also not far from Barcelona so you could definitely head into the city for a day, if you didn’t fancy staying in Barcelona itself.
Majorca in general
It’s no secret I’m a big Majorca fan (if you’ve seen my Why I was wrong about Majorca and Valldemossa, Majorca posts you’ll be well aware) and despite Majorca not being mainland Spain, it HAD to go on this list. PLEASE spend some time on this beautiful island, you will not be disappointed.
Santa Eulalia, Ibiza
Ibiza makes a lot of people think of partying, all night clubbing sessions and lots of alcohol, and it’s absolutely a party island if you want it to be, but there’s another side to Ibiza. We went to Santa Eulalia a couple of years on the trot when I was a teenager (and then to nearby Es Cana) and the resort is beautiful. Full of white sandy beaches, nice hotels and a big marina to wander down to, it’s a gorgeous (if slightly expensive, compared to Es Cana) family resort. When I fancy a relaxing, rather than exploring all of the sights, holiday, Santa Eulalia will be on my shortlist for sure.
Where do you like in Spain?